Women’s outdoor experiences have long been a source of contradictory constructions of identity, culture and politics, which can lie dormant in embodied memory. This chapter describes our use of collective thematic analysis of letters to investigate troubling situations in professional outdoor settings in Aotearoa New Zealand. We examine the framework approach to thematic analysis of data and discuss the potential of this approach for teasing out narrative meanings from within the still unresolved circumstances in which they arose. Our critical reflections on such reflexive narrative inquiry include commentary on opportunities it opens up for outdoor studies research.